Category Archives: Corruption

Buying Influence: how the American Legislative Exchange Council uses corporate-funded “scholarships” to send lawmakers on trips with corporate lobbyists

DBA Press, Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) and Common Cause release report detailing national ALEC ‘scholarship fund’ spending Download Report. “Buying Influence: how the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) uses corporate-funded ‘scholarships’ to send lawmakers on trips with corporate … Continue reading

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America Eats its Young: Arizona communities embrace use of private prison employees in drug raids at public schools

By Beau Hodai, November 27, 2012 An unsettling trend appears to be underway in Arizona: the use of private prison employees in law enforcement operations. The state has graced national headlines in recent years as the result of its cozy … Continue reading

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AFSC investigation: Arizona Department of Corrections, Legislature, knew private prisons bad deal for state– eliminated oversight anyway

July 24, 2012 By Caroline Isaacs, program director, American Friends Service Committee Tucson Documents recently obtained by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) show that the state of Arizona deliberately circumvented and ultimately repealed a state law requiring private for-profit … Continue reading

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Investigative report: “Quid pro Status Quo: ALEC and State-Sanctioned Corruption in Ohio

Quid pro Status Quo: ALEC and State-Sanctioned Corruption in Ohio By Beau Hodai, May, 2012 Download report in PDF format View source materials directory for this article Part 1: Legislative Service with a Smile “Quid pro quo: something given or … Continue reading

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